'''Screwtape''' is a Character (arts)|fictional name
for a devil
in the non-fiction
book ''The Screwtape Letters
'' (1942) and its sequel short story ''Screwtape Proposes a Toast'' (1959), both written by the Christianity|Christian
author C. S. Lewis
. '''''Screwtape''''' is also the title of the theatrical adaptation|stage adaptation
of the ''Letters'' by James Forsyth (originally ''Dear Wormwood'', 1961).
Screwtape is a Senior temptation|Tempter
and the Undersecretary of his department, in what is envisaged as a sort of infernal Civil Service
. The ''Letters'' are his side of the correspondence with his nephew Wormwood, as mentorship|mentor
to the young devil who is charged with the guidance of one man. The ''Toast'' is Screwtape's after-dinner speech
at the Tempters' Training College and is a satire
on American and British or English public...